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Child Trafficking

My New Year's Resolution: Stop the Abuse to Prison Pipeline for Trafficking Survivors

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Yasmin Vafa

For lawmakers and advocates in Washington, D.C., this New Year marks the beginning of a new Administration, a new Congress, and an opportunity to refl...

California Agrees: There's No Such Thing As A Child Prostitute

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Yasmin Vafa

One year ago, we launched a campaign in California, called "No Such Thing As A Child Prostitute." Our goal? To eliminate the very notion of "child prostitute" in both language and in law.

Government and Civil Society Unite Against Ghana Child Trafficking

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.01.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

by Brennan Weiss ACCRA -- Ghana is partnering with the U.S. government and civil society organizations to eradicate child trafficking here, a country...

Trafficking Victims In India Would Get Support, Not Jail Time With New Law

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's minister for women and children unveiled a draft of the country's first-ever comprehensive anti-human...

Former Child Laborer Has Helped Thousands Of Trafficking Victims

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact

A former victim of child labor spent the last 25 years fighting so no other child has to endure what she did. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda is the founder of...

World Needs To Help Thousands Of Migrant Children Who've Disappeared: Nobel Laureate

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact

ISTANBUL, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world must give urgent attention to children caught up in conflict, disasters or exploitation, Nob...

India Installs Touch-Screen Helplines To Help Curb Child Trafficking

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's much vaunted mobile telecom revolution has caused a lot of anguish at the country's only toll-free emerg...

Trafficking Hotline Aims To Rescue Thousands Of Kids Who Disappear In South Asia

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact

NEW DELHI, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Asian nations will set up a toll-free helpline and online platform to fight human trafficking, ...

Stolen Youth

Laura Lowery | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

Today in Seattle, 900 gathered in one room downtown to support Stolen Youth, an incredible organization that is shining a bright light on the local problem and worldwide pandemic of child trafficking.

Connecticut's Child Trafficking Crisis

Anne Stevenson | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Connecticut has a serious problem with child sex trafficking, but the State's Attorney's Office says it never prosecutes these types of cases. This is...

Renew Help to Homeless Youth

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Every day across the country, youth run away from home, are kicked out, become orphans, or exit the juvenile justice or child welfare system with nowhere to go. The number of homeless teens in the US has more than doubled since 2007, and today, they number more than 1.6 million.

"It's Not My Problem" Is No Longer Acceptable: Child Trafficking in the United States

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.15.2017 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

With domestic and international terrorism, refugee crises around the world, and a Presidential race filled with ugly diatribe dominating the news cycles, it seems there is no place for an issue like child exploitation in the news.

The Epidemic That's Taking Children's Lives But Almost No One Is Talking About

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.08.2017 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Most of the work currently being done by those who care for child trafficking victims is "rescue and rehabilitation" but precious little is done to interdict or disable the trade in and use of children for slavery, especially sexual slavery.

Fund Launch for Kids in Greece Characterized by Ancient Hellenic Ideals

Jim Luce | Posted 12.19.2016 | New York
Jim Luce

The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation's Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece -- whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee -- was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about children, any children, who suffer in Greece.

Emma Thompson, Gillian Anderson, David Arquette Unite on Award-Winning Trafficking Film

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.22.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The taut drama becomes even more chilling with the knowledge that it is re-enacted everyday in some form in countless brothels in India and beyond -- more often than not, without the intervention that saved Lakshmi.

A Beautiful Hope: A Story of Human Trafficking and Survival

Lisa Williams | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Lisa Williams

Five years ago this month, a young girl from Los Angeles called me from state custody and simply asked, "Can you help me?"  Four years earlier, at 13-years-old, her older sister had handed her over to a pimp.

Wanting The Best For Our Children

Ricky Martin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Ricky Martin

As a father, I want my children to be safe from harm, and I want that very same thing for their children. We owe it to them -- and we owe it to our families.

Ukraine Orphanages Feeder for Child Trafficking

Laurie Ahern | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Laurie Ahern

Governments, faith-based groups and churches, aid agencies and volunteer tourists, who donate cash and goods to orphanages or build and refurbish children's homes and other institutions, may be inadvertently funding human trafficking.

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

What Makes Selling Your Own Daughter Okay?

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

In both an economic and social toxic environment like this, judging these mothers or reprimanding them for their horrifying mistakes will not help these girls and victims of sex trafficking. Addressing the economic woes of one of Asia's poorest countries is complicated.

Harvard Law Professor Blames Victim in Child Trafficking Case

Anna Joseph | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media
Anna Joseph

Co-authored by Kerry Richards, J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School Alan Dershowitz--famed defense attorney and former professor at Harvard Law Sch...

Amid Super Bowl Human Trafficking Hype, A Reminder That 70% Of Victims Are Sold Online Year-Round

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact

Though some reports point to an uptick in human trafficking around the Super Bowl, experts are increasingly denouncing the statistic as a "myth" that ...

Children Sold For Sex Are Victims, Not Prostitutes

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

When police came upon a 13-year-old girl selling sex in North Hollywood, they promptly handcuffed her, arrested her and hauled her off to detention. A...

Human Trafficking Victim Has Emotional Reunion With Family, 24 Years After Abduction

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact

Sun Bin was able to hug his father and sister for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday, after being torn away from his family by child traffickers in...

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.